Enhanced resilience for Syrian refugees and host communities in southeastern Turkey

Apr 2018

One consequence of the seven-year Syrian crisis is over 4.8 million refugees have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt posing a significant burden on host communities. In this context, in 2017 FAO implemented the ‘Enhanced Resilience through Increased Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities’ project in five provinces of southern Turkey. The FAO project targeted and successfully trained some 900 people selected from among Syrians and local host community members.